Structural development of the South-Western Barents Sea

Welcome to the 2nd “Lunch & Learn” session about the Structural development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

  • Date 21.01.2016
  • Time 11:30
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Participants 53
  • Register by 19.01.2016
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Structural development of the South-Western Barents Sea

The session is held by Kjetil Indrevær, working as a Postdoctoral Researcher through the research center ARCEx at the University of Oslo:

The structural architecture of the SW Barents Sea Margin - insights from an onshore -offshore correlation study

The SW Barents Sea Margin owes its existence to an intriguing interplay between a passive rift margin in the south and a passive transform margin to the northwest. This makes the region a very (if not extremely) interesting place to learn more about plate tectonics and how continents break apart.

This talk summarizes the results from a recent study showing that important structures onshore Troms link up with prominent structures offshore, such as the Troms-Finnmark and Ringvassøy-Loppa fault complexes.

The study utilized a range of different techniques/datasets, including seismic data, magnetic anomaly data, high-resolution bathymetry data, onshore fieldwork and analysis of onshore fault rocks.

Knowing that structures correlate across the margin, what may onshore faults tell us about offshore faults, offshore basement permeability and the evolution of the margin?


FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees
FORCE member
NOK 1000,-

Please find registration box at the top right of the page. We start with a sandwich lunch at 11:30, followed by the talk from 12:00 to13:30.

Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
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Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Janne Puntervold as soon as there are changes.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil